It’s been bonkers around here lately but I had to make sure I put up a post about the Matilda Mae Memorial Auction. This awesome fundraiser is being run by Tots100 from 11-20 May in memory of the angelic Matilda Mae who died on 2 Feb 2013 aged just nine months. Nine small months so packed with life, love and laughter that it seems inconceivable SIDS could remove it all in moments. Of course, Matilda Mae will never be forgotten. Her tiny footprint left a massive imprint not only on the hearts and lives of her family, but on all who knew, or knew of, her.
The desire of a huge, supportive online community to help Matilda Mae’s mum, Jennie, doing something both meaningful and practical led to the auction to raise funds for the Lullaby Trust. You can find out more about The Lullaby Trust and the work they do at http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk.
The Lullaby Trust funds research into SIDS so that families like Matilda’s can be supported and given answers they so desperately need. The Lullaby Trust also guides and supports families in making the first steps towards growing their family once more, with their Care of Next Infant program. They also provide a bereavment support service and help to educate parents on the importance of safe sleeping.
(via Ghostwriter Mummy)
Today, 2 May, would have been Matilda Mae’s first birthday. It breaks my heart that Jennie and her family aren’t able to celebrate in the way they had expected, and the way all parents should be able to celebrate their child’s birthday. Find out more about the auction by clicking the badge at the top and bottom of this post.